M&A Deal Summary

GFL Environmental Acquires WCA Waste

On August 12, 2020, GFL Environmental acquired environmental company WCA Waste from Ares Private Equity Group and Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets for 1.2B USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is GFL Environmental’s 16th transaction in the Environmental sector.
  • This is GFL Environmental’s largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is GFL Environmental’s 5th transaction in the United States.
  • This is GFL Environmental’s 2nd transaction in Texas.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2020-08-12
Target WCA Waste
Sector Environmental
Buyer(s) GFL Environmental
Sellers(s) Ares Private Equity Group
Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 1.2B USD

Target

WCA Waste

Houston, Texas, United States
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WCA Waste Corp. is a full service, non-hazardous solid waste company providing collection and disposal services to commercial, industrial and residential customers.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

GFL Environmental

Vaughan, Ontario, Canada

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Category Company
Founded 2007
Sector Environmental
Employees20,000
Revenue 7.5B CAD (2023)
DESCRIPTION

GFL Environmental is a diversified environmental services company providing a comprehensive line of solid waste, infrastructure & soil remediation, and liquid waste management services through its platform of facilities across Canada and in Southeastern Michigan. GFL has a workforce of more than 5,000 employees and provides its broad range of environmental services to more than 60,000 commercial and industrial customers and its solid waste collection services to more than 2.5 million households. GFL Environmental was founded in 2007 and is based in Vaughan, Ontario.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 18 of 24
Sector (Environmental) 16 of 22
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 12 of 17
State (Texas) 2 of 3
Country (United States) 5 of 9
Year (2020) 2 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 4
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2020-01-02 County Waste

Clifton Park, New York, United States

County Waste is a private regional solid waste collection company that provides residential, commercial, industrial, and C&D waste collection, disposal, and recycling services in the Virginia and Pennsylvania regions. County Waste is based in Clifton Park, New York.

Buy $46M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2021-03-15 Terrapure Environmental

Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Terrapure Environmental is a provider of industrial waste management and resource recovery. The company provides services that minimize the waste produced by clients’ industrial processes and recycles used oil and metals products for resale. Terrapure Environmental was founded in 2015 and is based in Burlington, Ontario.

Buy CA$928M

Seller(S) 2

SELLER

Ares Private Equity Group

Los Angeles, California, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2003
PE ASSETS 20.0B USD
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Ares Private Equity Group is the private equity arm of Ares Management, a global alternative asset manager. The Ares Private Equity Group specializes in opportunistic majority/shared control investments in under-capitalized middle-market companies. Ares looks for companies with strong franchises and attractive growth opportunities. The Group prefers to be the lead investor and will invest across the capital structure, including common equity, preferred equity, convertible equity/debt and senior debt. Areas of interest include business services, defense, healthcare, manufacturing, industrial, energy and consumer products and services. Ares Private Equity Group was formed in 2003 and is based in Los Angeles, California.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 35 of 43
Sector (Environmental) 2 of 3
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 8 of 11
State (Texas) 3 of 4
Country (United States) 32 of 39
Year (2020) 3 of 4
Size (of disclosed) 2 of 9
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2020-06-12 AZEK

Chicago, Illinois, United States

AZEK is a manufacturer of beautiful, low-maintenance residential and commercial building products, and is committed to accelerating the use of recyclable materials. The company is completely focused on leveraging our expertise in materials science and its customer-centric approach to engineer and manufacture the most beautiful, most sustainable building products to improve the lives and businesses of our customers. AZEK is based in Chicago, Illinois.

Sell -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2020-10-19 Bluepeak

Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States

Bluepeak is a broadband/cable company providing high-speed internet, television, and digital telephone services for residential and business customers in South Dakota and southwestern Minnesota. Bluepeak was founded in 2014 and is based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Buy -
DESCRIPTION

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) is a global investor in infrastructure, real estate, agriculture, and energy assets. MIRA's infrastructure practice looks to acquire businesses such as transportation, water and energy utilities, and waste management. MIRA's real estate practice looks to acquire and develop retail, commercial, residential and industrial properties. MIRA's agriculture team looks to operate and develop agriculture businesses and farmland. MIRA's energy team seeks opportunities in upstream energy and upstream energy-related assets and businesses in the US and Canada. Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets is headquartered in London with additional offices throughout the world.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 8 of 11
Sector (Environmental) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 4 of 4
State (Texas) 2 of 2
Country (United States) 2 of 2
Year (2020) 1 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2020-03-13 Cincinnati Bell

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Cincinnati Bell, Inc. is a provider of integrated communications solutions, including local and long-distance voice, data, high-speed Internet and entertainment services. Cincinnati Bell serves customers in Greater Cincinnati and Dayton. Cincinnati Bell was founded in 1873 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Buy $2.9B
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2020-12-24 Società Gasdotti Italia

Frosinone, Italy

Società Gasdotti Italia is the largest independent gas transmission operator in Italy, with a 1,700-kilometre high-pressure pipeline network transporting natural gas to key industrial and urban centers. Società Gasdotti Italia is based in Frosinone, Italy.

Sell -